Government Relations and Advocacy

About the Office

The Office of Government Relations and Advocacy is chief liaison between the University and federal, state and local government offices and legislative bodies. The University also provides service and support to policymakers by engaging its numerous experts, capabilities and resources. The University's government relations office serves the interests of the University's 49,000 students statewide, 11,860 faculty and staff members, and 345,000 alumni in the U.S. and around the world by working closely with faculty, University leaders and the Student Government Association to improve understanding and support for the University's academic, research, and outreach goals.

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Contact with Government Officials

State Relations

The primary liaison with the Tennessee General Assembly, the Office of the Governor and state executive agencies.

State Relations Website

Federal Relations

The primary liaison with the Administration, Congress, federal agencies and the many higher education associations and coalitions headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Federal Relations Website


Dedicated to providing information for UT alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends who are interested in helping garner support for the University.

Advocacy Website